Fireworks are beautiful to look at, but they can be scary for our pets. The bangs and booms are hard on their sensitive hearing, and even the calmest pet can get upset by the unfamiliar loud noises. To help your pet cope with the noise from Fourth of July fireworks, and reduce the chance that […]

June is often the month when Triple Crowns are awarded. So it might be an apt time to laud RASKC volunteers who: a) actively participate in three or more RASKC roles, or b) who average three or more weekly scheduled shifts, and/or c) have contributed 300 or more foster hours so far this year. Triple […]

Meet Dawn! RASKC is super happy to honor Dawn Detwiler. She is one of the longest-serving volunteers on a weekly shift. Dawn began volunteering at KCACC/ RASKC in 2008- about 11 years ago! Previously she had volunteered at Seattle Humane in Bellevue for 10 years. Extremely dedicated and very knowledgeable, Dawn volunteers on one of RASKC’s […]

RASKC pet license canvasser with dog owner

Working with partner cities, staff from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) are now visiting neighborhoods on weekends to inform residents about the benefits of pet licensing and ensure that pets are properly licensed. All cats and dogs eight weeks or older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King […]

Cross-posted from Pet Alliance of WA news blog February 5, 2019 — The Pet Alliance of Washington Board is pleased to announce the election of Melanie Rushforth, executive director of Northwest Spay and Neuter Center; Lisa Feder, vice president and director of shelter operations of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Dr. Gene Mueller, manager of […]

Crossposted from our partners at Best Friends Animal Society, author Michelle Sathe From being rescued from an animal trap in Eagle River, Alaska, to lounging in laps at the luxurious NEKO Cat Café in Seattle, Quigley has had quite the journey. It all started last July with an email plea to Mojo’s Hope from Anchorage Animal Care and Control, […]

South County Cats Founder and Director Sally Halela was honored with the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award under the Animal Welfare category. The award honor some of the state’s most dedicated individuals, groups, and families for their commitment to volunteerism as the foundation for caring communities and a thriving Washington. Regional Animal Services of King […]

Over the last few years Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has gone through several transformations, putting more emphasis than ever before on connecting with the community and improving quality of life for the animals in our care. By the end of 2016, RASKC had officially reached a 90% Live Release Rate (LRR), meaning nine out […]

Zulily, the Seattle based e-commerce company, has previously worked with RASKC to help raise awareness of our adoptable pets through in-studio photo shoots. On Cyber Monday, Zulily hosted a 12-hour Facebook LIVE segment to showcase their products at discounted deals. Zulily also invited RASKC to stop by during the show with a few of our […]

RASKC is lucky to have the opportunity to work with several outstanding adoption partners. We really appreciate the support we receive from each partner, including all of their efforts to help more animals find their forever homes! Now, we are excited to announce that we will be working with a new adoption partner: NEKO Cat […]